A Total Home Transformation

Date: Oct 05, 2018
Category: Home Renovation House Extension House Renovation

MATTBUILD enjoyed transforming this once apartment sized house into a huge 170m2 two story house in Engadine, Sydney.

At MATTBUILD, we are house renovation and house extension professionals. This block presented us with a truly brilliant opportunity to create something new for the family. We worked alongside Creative Home Designs to expand the home and add much needed space for the entire family. In the Sutherland Shire, this project was a great experience from beginning to end!

This house extension and renovation was all about creating a larger home for the growing family.

To achieve this we knew that strategic planning would be vital. At MATTBUILD, we work closely alongside our clients. Years of building experience has taught us that the key to success is close partnerships and clear communication. It was great working alongside the owners on this project to deliver them their ideal family home.

A Bit About The House Renovation – 

We are premium builders with years of building expertise. At MATTBUILD we always establish close partnerships with all parties involved in the project. This allows a seamless building experience and helps to deliver our clients exceptional homes. Through open and honest communication we achieve building excellence.

For this house extension & renovation, we were asked to upsize the current family home. The home needed to provide both parents and the children with more living space. Ideally our clients wanted a design that would transform their 2.5 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage into a spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home. The brief also required the new home to have a walk-in-wardrobe for the master bedroom upstairs and on the ground floor an open plan living setup including a flowing playroom, lounge room, dining room and a widened kitchen with opening French doors out onto a 30m2 deck.

home-design-sydney-home-builders-matt-buildAt MATTBUILD we are meticulous in our home builds and project management. This project begun by stripping the whole house back to its external wall frames. This included replacing all electrical cabling, windows, plasterboard and floor finishings of the existing ground floor. By utilising efficient time management, open communication and strategic planning we were able to deliver our clients their desired family home!

Attention To Detail Is Crucial To House Renovation Success – 

MATTBUILD are Sydney’s premium builders. We pay attention to detail and always aim to deliver our clients their ideal home. We always carefully evaluate all existing properties prior to project commencement. This tells us what building materials were originally used and what materials will best complement the new build. This house had a mixture of materials to keep it suited to the area. We used Scyon Linea cladding on the ground floor to give it a weatherboard look. We modernised the top floor by using polystyrene foam with an acrylic render finish and architectural looking pitched roof sections with a blend of Cedar paneling.  This entire house extension & renovation came together smoothly!


Key Features Of This House Renovation –

  • Large slow combustion wood fireplace downstairs
  • Polished concrete looking tiles to ground floor and bathrooms
  • Raked ceilings to all bedrooms with north facing highlight louvre windows
  • Shadowline set to all ceilings to create the floating feel of the ceilings
  • Double cedar entrance doors
  • Cedar paneled garage door

House Renovation Summary:

Duration: 4 Months
Type: House Renovation & House Extension
Architect: Creative Home Designs
Beds: 4
Completion: Delivered well ahead of schedule



At MATTBUILD our goal is to always deliver you a premium building experience. Our passion is creating exceptional homes tailored to you. We love receiving feedback from our clients about our work.

Once we completed this project, our clients said;

“We had ideas and images in our head of what we wanted to add to our house. MATTBUILD and Creative Home Designs were able to bring those ideas and images to life.  We would highly recommend MATTBUILD for anyone looking for a committed and honest build.”

MATTBUILD deliver exceptional homes across Sydney. We are home builders that love building! Building is our passion and we believe that when you’re passionate about something, that it will always ensure your success. This has proven the case over the years as we’ve continued to provide our clients with custom building solutions. Each build remains a unique piece that has been tailored to our clients requests. Although we are specialised home builders, we also do home renovations and home extensions. There is something special about transforming an old well loved existing structure into something vibrant and new. Our building services reflect our passion and commitment to deliver you an exceptional end result. To get a quote and speak to us today please

Contact us at or (02) 9545 1712

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